3-Foot Water Lizard on the Run in Minnesota
First, we had everything shut down. Last week we had a bear outside of a mall in Duluth waiting to eat at Noodles. Now, we've got a 3-foot lizard on the run in our state.
According to the Champlin Police Departments Facebook Page, the lizard is "good at climbing stuff", so on your walks, be sure to look up.
A concerned citizen reported that his pet Asian Water Monitor lizard has crawled away from his house, and he’s hoping to get it back.
For reference, here is an Asian Water Monitor lizard. We are told its like three feet long and good at climbing stuff, and it may become aggressive if backed into a corner. A brief Wikipedia search has informed us that it mostly likes to eat rodents and crocodile eggs (it’s obviously not from around here), so as long as you don’t have those things, you should be good. However, if you see it, please give us a call. Our community service officer has studied and trained diligently for years for this exact situation, and he is ready to take this creature safely into custody.
Here is a photo of the lizard. This is not the one that’s lost, but if you see this in your yard, it’s probably the one. - Champlin Police Department - Minnesota
I hope that this guy hasn't found a way to get to Rochester. If it happens and I find him on my walks, you will definitely hear me screaming.